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Subdivisions of Brazil

"Map of Brazil divided into subvisions"
Brazil divided into regions, states, and municipalities

Brazil is divided into several types and levels of subdivisions.

Regions [ edit ]

Since 1942, the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics has divided Brazil into five geographic regions.[1] On 23 November 1970, the regions of Brazil were adjusted slightly to the definition that is still in use today.[2]

States [ edit ]

Brazil is divided into 27 federative units: 26 states, and the Distrito Federal:

Municipalities [ edit ]

There are over 5500 municipalities in Brazil. The Federal District is divided into 31 administrative regions.

Statistical Areas [ edit ]

For statistical purposes, Brazilian municipalities are grouped together into mesoregions and microregions.

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Divisão Regional". ibge.gov.br (in Portuguese). Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ Contel, Fabio Betioli. "As divisões regionais do IBGE no século XX (1942, 1970 e 1990)". terrabrasilis.revues.org (in Portuguese). Terra Brasilis: Revista da Rede Brasileira de História da Geografia e Geografia Histórica. doi:10.4000/terrabrasilis.990. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
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